Buying and Building - an Overview of Bidding Requirements and Alternatives

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Presented by:  
Lozano Smith LLP, a CASBO Premier Partner
Kelly M. Rem, Attorney with Lozano Smith, LLP
School district purchasing and public works contracting are governed by a complex set of rules for bidding, as well as, an extensive set of alternatives. This session will provide an overview of the requirements for bidding and a discussion of available options, including piggybacking, CMAS and FRPs. We include a discussion of novel purchasing issues, including technology, and the process and advantages of adopting Uniform Cost Accounting for your district.
Recorded September 18, 2014
About Kelly M. Rem : Kelly M. Rem is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Ms. Rem specializes in Facilities and Business, Community Colleges and Public Finance. Ms. Rem has extensive experience advising clients regarding CEQA issues, including procedural requirements, deadlines and statutes of limitation, and adequacy of environmental impact reports and other documents. She assists school districts with eminent domain, real property, inverse condemnation matters, land use and zoning issues, public bidding requirements, and sale and lease transactions, including surplus property. Ms.Rem is experienced in reviewing and providing advice to clients relating to various types of business contracts.
About Lozano Smith: Lozano Smith is a full-service education law firm serving hundreds of California's K-12 and community college districts, and county offices of education. The firm's expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, real property and construction matters, technology, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in 8 California locations: Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Petaluma, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego and Walnut Creek.